Masala Podcast - Episode 8 - A Special Book Club with SASS

Episode 8 November 26, 2019 00:43:07
Masala Podcast - Episode 8 - A Special Book Club with SASS
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Masala Podcast - Episode 8 - A Special Book Club with SASS

Nov 26 2019 | 00:43:07

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Show Notes

A SPECIAL BOOK CLUB EPISODE WITH SASS

In this special episode of Masala Podcast, I’m discussing the book ‘Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows' by Balli Kaur Jaswal with Shirin Shah who’s the Co-founder of SASS - South Asian Sisters Speak (SASS) as well as Mahek Mehta and Maryam Siddiqui who’ve been part of previous SASS book clubs.

Described as ‘warm and hilariously funny’ – this gem of a book takes on a big taboo: sexuality among older South Asian women.

We read some (saucy) extracts from the book, we discuss lots of important themes like the ‘de-sexualisation’ of older South Asian women. We talk about our perceptions of what is acceptable in South Asian culture vs. Western culture. We explore what physical displays of affections (or the lack of them) mean for us growing up as women in our culture.

This is a really special episode for me, because we connected, we chatted about some important themes and we had such a laugh.

ABOUT MASALA PODCAST The Spotify award-winning Masala Podcast is a show for South Asian women, where we talk about all those things that we’re NOT supposed to talk about in our culture. Sex, sexuality, periods, menopause, mental health, shame, sexual harassment and many more taboos.  

SOUTH ASIAN SISTERS SPEAK (SASS)

Contact Shirin Shat of SASS: Insta: https://www.instagram.com/weare_sass/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/weare_sass Website: https://southasiansistersspeak.wordpress.com/

Contact Mahek Mehta Insta: @mahek_ Twitter: @mahekstweets

Contact Maryam Siddiqui Insta: @quiyam9 Twitter: @msid93  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

https://www.ballijaswal.com/

Link to buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M70UBQ6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1  

Masala Podcast Producer: Hana Walker-Brown Multi-Award-Winning Documentary Maker www.hanawalkerbrown.com

Music Credit: Sunny Robertson @sunnyrobertsonmusics  

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